(Matt Margolis – PJ Media) Well, this isn’t very comforting. A team of aviation analysts called the National Airspace System (NAS) Safety Review Team (SRT), scrutinized the safety records of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and essentially hit the panic button over a surge in “serious close calls” between planes. Without more staffing, equipment, and better technology, the situation is only going to get worse, the analysts said.
The six-member group, headed by former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, released a 52-page report on Wednesday, that is a shocking wake-up call as to just how much we take our safety for granted when we fly.
“The challenges facing the FAA developed over many years,” Huerta told the media. “There are no easy, short-term fixes for many of these challenges.”